Malaita environment health team to embark for Atoifi



A team from the Malaita provincial environmental health department will go to Atoifi Hospital in East Kwaio soon

The team will be led by the Malaita province’s Chief Environmental Health Inspector on a number of areas upon request by the management of Atoifi Hospital.

Chief Environmental Health Inspector of Malaita Province, Ms Gloria Siwainao told this paper yesterday that the tour is mainly to deal with two areas the hospital has requested assistance in.

She said they are food handling safety training for hospital’s food vendors and to see the status of the water piping system in the hospital.

Siwainao said as has been requested there was a need especially for women selling food at the hospital to be trained on food hygiene and safety.

She said the women need to acquire proper knowledge on the area and the training will be to upskill their food hygiene and skills knowledge.

Siwainao said upon request, the piping system of the hospital is old and has been recommended for inspection before renovation.

Siwainao said her office has been prepared for the trip for three weeks, but have been hampered by unfavourable weather.

She assured that they will immediately embark when weather permits.

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